Research-active acute NHS trusts have better patient outcomes, study shows

posted 9 Apr 2015, 01:37 by Clara Yates   [ updated 9 Apr 2015, 01:37 ]
A study, published in February, showed that patients cared for in research- active acute NHS Trusts have better outcomes.

The results of the research, published in an international, peer-reviewed journal, demonstrated a direct association between higher levels of research-activity and lower rates of patient mortality following emergency admissions.

It is widely assumed that research-active institutions provide better care and have better patient outcomes than those NHS Trusts that conduct less clinical research, but until now evidence for this has been limited.
The journal article entitled Research Activity and the Associations with Mortality analyses data from the 2010/11 financial year and the full article can be found here.